minareted

minaret

[min-uh-ret, min-uh-ret]
noun
a lofty, often slender, tower or turret attached to a mosque, surrounded by or furnished with one or more balconies, from which the muezzin calls the people to prayer.

Origin:
1675–85; < French minaret, Spanish minarete, or Italian minarettoArabic manārah lighthouse, perhaps akin to nār fire

minareted, adjective
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minaret (ˌmɪnəˈrɛt, ˈmɪnəˌrɛt)
 
n
1.  a slender tower of a mosque having one or more balconies from which the muezzin calls the faithful to prayer
2.  any structure resembling this
 
[C17: from French, from Turkish, from Arabic manārat lamp, from nār fire]
 
mina'reted
 
adj

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minaret
1682, from Fr. minaret, from Turk. minare, from Arabic manarah, manarat "lamp, lighthouse, minaret," related to manar "candlestick," derivative of nar "fire."
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